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COMMISSION MEMORANDUM

TO:Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Commission 
FROM:Alina T. Hudak, City Manager 
DATE:October  13, 2021
 



SUBJECT:A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, APPROPRIATING FUNDING, AND APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING (AND, AS TO CERTAIN AGREEMENTS RETROACTIVELY APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING) THE CITY MANAGER OR HER DESIGNEE TO APPLY FOR AND ACCEPT FUNDING (INCLUDING MATCHING FUNDS AND ANY RELATED CITY EXPENSES), AND EXECUTE ANY AND ALL DOCUMENTS OR AGREEMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH A GRANT FROM THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, THROUGH MIAMI-DADE COUNTY HOMELESS TRUST, IN THE APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF $65,212.

RECOMMENDATION

Adopt the Resolution

BACKGROUND/HISTORY

The City of Miami Beach applies for various grants and funding allocations from external agencies and organizations.  Information regarding the project and funding sources is included in the Analysis Section of this agenda item.

ANALYSIS

Approval to submit a grant application to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, through the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust, for Fiscal Year 2021 Continuum of Care funds in the approximate amount of $65,212, for the City’s Homeless Outreach Program.

 

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has issued a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for its Continuum of Care Program, which is the primary federal funding source for homeless assistance programs. The Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust serves as the applicant for U.S. HUD funds on behalf of the Miami-Dade County Continuum of Care (MDCoC) system which encompasses Miami-Dade County and all municipalities.  All local entitlement jurisdictions are part of the MDCoC system, and the "Collaborative Application" will contain projects submitted by project applicants.

 

The City has received these funds since 2003 to support the salaries of Homeless Outreach staff in the City's Housing and Community Services Department. The City intends to apply for continuation of funding, in the approximate amount of $65,212 through this collaborative application.

 

A match of at least 25% is required, and matching funds in the amount of $16,303 are available from the Housing and Community Services Department Operating Budget, account number 011-0560-000111-23-405-574-00-00-00-, and 011-0560-000349-23-405-575-00-00-00-.

SUPPORTING SURVEY DATA

Residents' ratings of the City's Efforts to Address Homelessness have increased by 5.9% since 2016. 

CONCLUSION

Based on the aforestated analysis, the Administration recommends that the Mayor and City Commission adopt the Resolution appropriating funding and approving and authorizing the City Manager or his designee to apply for and accept funds and execute all documents or agreements in connection with the grants, award programs and funding requests.

Applicable Area

Not Applicable
Is this a "Residents Right to Know" item, pursuant to City Code Section 2-14? Does this item utilize G.O. Bond Funds?
No No 

Strategic Connection

Prosperity - Market and promote Miami Beach as a world class arts, culture, and quality entertainment destination.
Legislative Tracking
Legislative and External Affairs

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